Monday, 17 September 2012

Quitches Be Crazy - 1

Quitches Be Crazy

Quitches Be Crazy 

If you're thinking 'What are you on about?' 'Are you making up words now?' or 'Can I play?' click on: What's a Quitch? for my introduction. 

Rats as Big as Cats and me we're not like the other Quitches.

On with a gentle start to our first Quitches Be Crazy questions then:

Q1) Photo What item that you could hold with one hand is your most precious?    

Without my specs I couldn't function. Forget sewing, reading or greeting friends in the street you'd all just be a fuzzy blur to me. 

When choosing my first pair of glasses I said to the Optician I wanted frames 'just like my daddy's' - obviously a bad idea. Carlos the Jackal style aviators hardly go with a gingham dress and plaits! I crunched many pairs under foot and floordrobe etc.. too. I ended up on very good terms with the Design Technology teacher at school who'd keep on fixing them in new and interesting ways. Now I have these sturdy Dior ones and I love them. 

Luckily they make me look both cooler and cleverer too.  Presumably that's what the whole 'Can I try your glasses on?' bit is all about. But I could do without the 'OOh you're really blind aren't you?' that follows. Ha, had me pegged as a hipster? Nah - I need these. 


Q2) Audio - What's the best album/ playlist to craft to? (Name the craft, name & link to the music).

A Contrary Mary I change my mind a lot on this but on this day in history... 

Embroidery and hand quilting - Upbeat poppiness with a sad edge ideally like: Tellison, Trophy WifeLittle Comets that sort of thing.

For knittingLazerhawk allows me to think my own thoughts, tap my feet and bob my head. 

Machine sewing - I do love a proper album to sing along (shamefully badly) to - give me some 
Twin Atlantic - Free, 
Idlewild (any album up to 2007), 
Faith no more - This is it: the best of (it reminds me of the come-back gig at Brixton which was AMAZING), 
Throwing Muses - University, 
or maybe a bit of PJ Harvey.  

If I'm offering one of my playlists then it'll be splendid  

John Martyn and Suede are my great loves so they go with everything! 


Q3) Text - What's your favourite motto(s) or quotes to keep you buoyed and/ or making?

“When it's difficult like this, the taste (of winning) is better.”
-      Valentino Rossi

"My life will only be what I make it. If I accept defeat, I deserve defeat"
Azealia Banks


Q4) Regular Q What's your current Work in Progress?

HA ha! Most everything I've ever started quilt-wise, plus a scarf, some jewellery that got too fiddly for the evening light... a card... but getting the most attention is the fabric from the ugly swap at the Fat Quarterly Retreat that I'm embroidering in several colours to see how that changes it... 


Phew! So the nearlybutnotquite end of Quitches be Crazy week 1 is done! My first go at such a thing. Next week may be entirely different! 

nbnq x


  1. oh no, distracting tunes with specific crafts. Do you think the mr will accept this an excuse for having not done any homework today? I mean it would be rude to not try the tunes with the right craft....wouldn't it.

    Yey for Quitching!

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